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Manulife Asset Management: ESG adoption seen lagging in Asia

Environment, social and governance integration is market-specific, and Japan has the fastest uptake, says the firm’s global head of ESG Emily Chew.

Norway’s SWF dealt PE blow

A government white paper cited transparency issues and management fees as reasons why the $1trn fund should not invest in unlisted equities.

What next for Angola’s SWF?

Fondo Soberano de Angola is putting together a new strategy following a recent governance change, but its former chairman continues to make headlines.

Bamboo seeks $100m for impact healthcare fund – exclusive

The fund, named HEAL, will aim to deploy two-thirds of its capital into clinics and pharmacies across India, Pakistan, Indonesia and Bangladesh.

KKR to join growing band of impact investors

The firm joins the likes of Bain, TPG and Goldman Sachs in targeting social and environmental impact with the registration of KKR Global Impact Fund.

Ambienta ‘considerably oversubscribed’ on Fund III – exclusive

The fund has a €500m target and will invest in European SMEs that are driven by environmental trends.

PRI: A more sophisticated approach

The UN-supported PRI is having a ‘transformative’ effect on the private equity industry, says managing director Fiona Reynolds.

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